Svensk Ek! Stormaktsporter - Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.48/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle shared by Sean - wow! 2009 vintage. Macrök 1+2. Served in a Närke snifter.
A - A thin tan foam settles to a thin collar, leaving behind a few spots of lace. Black body, with a glass-coating brown film that clings to the sides of the glass. Looks stronger than 9.5%.
S - Very smokey and meaty, with lots of oak presence, some char, anise, with a bit of the distinctive Scandinavian dried berry fruitiness on the back end. Base beer imparts fudge and dark chocolate, but oak character is fairly intense.
T - Again, quite oak-forward, but thankfully not in the dry and sharp way. The wood and vanilla notes integrate well with the roasted malts, chocolate, and light smoked meat flavors that crop up mid-palate.
M - Smooth, medium body, no alcohol presence, lightly tannic finish that surprises considering the intensity of the oak flavors. Medium-low carbonation.
D - This is quite good, and certainly a superior beer. However, it's near the lower end of the Stormaktsporter spectrum and I'd probably reach for one of the earlier Kaggen vintages ('06-'07) or Konjaks! over this if I was sitting at Akkurat. Still, I'm greatly appreciative to Sean for the opportunity to try this, and I'd have it again at the drop of a hat.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2012 18:39:59 | More by MasterSki
4.38/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle out of the cellar...shared with a huge hag.
A - Pours a dark brown/black, light tan-colored head.
S - Classic Narke Stormaktsporter base with a mix of smoke and oak. There's a lot more smoke then I thought there would be, but it work. Chocolate, oak, smoke, roast, and toffee. Really good stuff.
T - The oak is easily detectable, but not overpowering. Roast, chocolate, oak, toffee, and light expresso. Basically Stormaktsporter mixed with a dose of smoke and oak. The smoke is not on the level of the Rausch Kaggen!, but it's there for sure.
M - Medium to full, soft and creamy finish, so good.
O - I am a huge fan of this beer. Better then the Cognac but not quite as good as the Kaggen!. Somewhere in the middle of all that awesomeness. Want more...plz thx!
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2012 15:08:21 | More by Sean9689
Svensk Ek! Stormaktsporter from Närke Kulturbryggeri AB
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